14 organisations join voices on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards

BIHR has led a joint submission to an inquiry on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). 14 organisations joined voices to raise concerns about the current DoLS system, in particular that it is not achieving it’s aim of ensuring people are only …

BIHR has led a joint submission to an inquiry on the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS). 14 organisations joined voices to raise concerns about the current DoLS system, in particular that it is not achieving it's aim of ensuring people are only deprived of their liberty in a way that is respectful of their human rights: The aim of DoLS is to protect human rights by ensuring that no one is arbitrarily deprived of their liberty in the context of health and social care arrangements. What is clear from...mounting evidence from both public authorities and civil society organisations, is that DoLS are simply not fit for purpose. The practical application of DoLS is showing that they are not achieving the aim of ensuring people are only deprived of their liberty in a way that is respectful of their human rights. The signatories include organisations working with older people, disabled people, children, people with mental health issues and on end of life care, showing the broad spe...

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